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Government Workforce

Welcome to the Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference!

On behalf of the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formally ASTD) and The Public Manager, welcome to Government Workforce: Learning Innovations, a unique opportunity to explore how learning can solve government challenges. I hope that your time here is professionally and personally fulfilling.

Our goal is to spotlight innovative examples of collaboration and learning in the public sectors, and help you put them to work in your agency. Your participation, ideas, and enthusiasm will help make this conference a success. You will learn from experts and your colleagues—and they will learn from you.

           
     

                                         


About the Conference

Build a stronger government through innovations in learning.

Designed to share human capital/workforce learning best practices, with an emphasis on their practical application and implementation across government agencies, this innovative “un-conference” model will showcase the power collaboration and innovation have in the learning environment to help agencies meet their strategic mission outcomes.

Join us for a creative and collaborative exploration on the future of workplace learning in government. Here you’ll find best practices, tools, and solutions to the government’s most difficult learning challenges.

Along with government learning leaders, you will discover:

  • how to get training initiatives green-lighted by agency management
  • how agencies are recognizing savings, and leveraging learning opportunities by collaborating across the learning function
  • how to find and develop low-cost options while providing high-quality leadership development options.

Most conferences say and do the same things. What is different about this event?

This conference is created by experts in learning and development, but is designed in response to what you’ve told us you need to know. ATD (Association for Talent Development) and The Public Manager have more than 120 years of combined experience leading the learning profession and providing best practices in management for the public sector. Together, we have a community of learning leaders with the authoritative voice of the profession. As an unbiased, not-for-profit organization, we’re bringing you an event to showcase the power of collaboration and innovation in the learning environment that will help agencies meet their strategic mission outcomes.

We’re bringing the thought leaders, and you’re bringing the thoughts.

In each session, you will have open dialogue with government learning leaders. There are no boring PowerPoint slides, only powerful conversations led by a skilled moderator, supported by subject matter experts, and full of answers to your most pressing questions.

What will I learn? What can I include on my approval form?

You will gain new ideas about how to create a strategic plan for learning, prove learning value, and successfully onboard new agency members during this election year.

What is included in my registration?

Your registration fee as an in-person attendee at Government Workforce includes a light breakfast, sit-down lunch, as well as snacks and beverages served at two networking breaks.

Who should attend?

If you have a role in learning and development at your agency, you should have a seat at this event. Here’s who came last year:

Agency leadership in the learning field (mission drivers)

  • chief learning officers and chief human capital officers
  • learning managers or executives

Drivers at all levels of the learning field (mission supporters)

  • learning professionals
  • learning designers (new or experienced)

Agency leadership supporting the learning community (mission aligners)

  • chief human capital officers
  • chief information officers

About ATD and The Public Manager

ATD (Assocation for Talent Development, formerly ASTD) and The Public Manager have more than 120 years of combined experience leading the learning profession and providing best practices in management for the public sector. Together, we have a community of learning leaders with the authoritative voice of the profession. As an unbiased, not-for-profit organization, we’re bringing you an event to showcase the power of collaboration and innovation in the learning environment to help agencies meet their strategic mission outcomes.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is government workforce?

The Government Workforce: Learning Innovations Conference started in 2011 with a vision to provide the best practices, tools, and solutions to the government’s most difficult learning challenges. Our goal is to spotlight innovative examples of collaboration and learning in the public sectors, while helping you put them to work at your agency! In each session, you will have open dialogue with government learning leaders. There are no boring PowerPoint slides, only powerful conversations lead by a skilled moderator, supported by subject matter experts, and full of answers to your most pressing questions.

This conference was created by experts in learning and development, but was designed in response to what you’ve told us you need to know. ATD (Association for Talent Development, formally ASTD) and The Public Manager have more than 120 years of combined experience leading the learning profession and providing best practices in management for the public sector. Together, we have a community of learning leaders ready to teach with an informative voice for the profession.

When and where is the conference taking place?

The 2014 Government Workforce Learning Innovations Conference is September 3, 2014. It takes place both online and in person at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Who should attend?

This is a conference about learning for learning professionals. If you have a role in learning and development at your agency, you should definitely have a seat at this event. Here’s who came last year:

  • Agency leadership in the learning field (mission drivers)
    • chief learning officers and chief human capital officers
    • learning managers or executives
  • Drivers at all levels of the learning field (mission supporters)
    • learning professionals
    • learning designers (new or experienced)
  • Agency leadership supporting the learning community (mission aligners)
    • chief human capital officers
    • chief information officers

Who can register?

Registration is open to any emerging and developed leaders in the public sector with an interest in government learning, including government, academia, non-profits, and government contractors.

How big is the conference?

Each year, Government Workforce gathers more than 200 government professionals from more than 40 different federal, state, and local agencies interested in learning about government innovations.

How much does it cost?

Private Sector Ticket Types & Deadlines
Private Sector Attendee Early Bird Rate
Early Bird registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on August 1, 2014
$659.00
Private Sector Regular Rate (After August 1st)
Online registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on Friday, on August 29, 2014.
*Registration by fax and by mail ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
$709.00
Groups of three or more attendees receive a discount on registration. Contact
Shawn Keeley at skeeley@astd.org or 703.683.8127 for more information


Government Sector Ticket Types & Deadlines
Government Sector Attendee Early Bird Rate
Early Bird registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on August 1, 2014
$299.00
Government Sector Regular Rate (After August 1st)
Online registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on Friday, on August 29, 2014.
*Registration by fax and by mail ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
$349.00
Groups of three or more attendees receive a discount on registration. Contact
Shawn Keeley at skeeley@astd.org or 703.683.8127 for more information

What payment methods are accepted?

Click here for the 2014 Conference Registration Form.

Submit by mail to: The Public Manager, Attn: Conference, 1640 King Street, Box 1443, Alexandria, VA 22314 Or by fax to: 703.683.1523.

Questions? Contact Customer Care by email at conference@thepublicmanager.org, or 1.703.683.8100 (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm ET).

Checks and purchase orders/SF-182s must be presented at the Registration desk with an invoice or completed registration form.  Please contact customer care for questions about offline invoicing. Online registration ends Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59pm ET. If submitting by fax or by mail, please allow five business days for processing. Registrations with payments by check or purchase order will not be processed if submitted after Monday, September 1, 2014.

Payment by check: Checks should be made payable to The Public Manger in U.S. dollars. Registration cannot be processed if check is not enclosed. Purchase Orders: Registration will not be processed if P.O. submitted without completed registration form or if it does not meet our requirements.

Purchase Orders (POs): PO transactions cannot be processed online or by phone. To use a PO, mail to the address below or fax it to “The Public Manager, Attn: Accounting” at 703.299.8723. POs must be printed on your company’s letterhead and include a signature. Purchase orders submitted without a complete conference registration form for each attendee will not be processed.

Federal ID Number: ATD is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Our Federal ID number is 39-0852310. Please click here to download a 2013 W-9, or here to download a partially completed SF-182 for this event.

Registration confirmation is provided via email to individuals who register online only. Go to GovernmentWorkforce.org/register for complete information. Cancellation and Substitution Policy: see the Small Conferences policy at http://www.astd.org/Terms-and-Privacy.aspx#cancellation. Online and pre-registration ends at 11:59 pm ET on September 1, 2014. After this time, attendees will need to register onsite the day of the conference.

What is the dress code?

Dress comfortably, but be presentable. Just be yourself! This is an opportunity for you to network, expand your knowledge, and create a memorable experience with other government professionals.

Will there be sponsors at the conference?

Yes, a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here if you are interested in sponsoring our event or contact Ben Ledyard for more information.

I was invited to speak. Should I register?

Yes, however you will need a code to complete the registration process. Contact Alicia Dickerson for all speaker logistics.

I want to attend the conference, but I can't afford it...what should I do?

Remind your boss that this is a great opportunity for you to develop professionally and gain new ideas about how to create a strategic plan for learning, prove learning value, and successfully onboard new agency members. Additionally, visit our Government Workforce Toolkit page for tips and templates.

Are there any hotels reserved for conference attendees?

No, there are no hotel blocks available. Please view the Location tab for information on local hotels.

What is the cancellation policy?

Should cancellation be necessary, written or email notification to ATD (Association for Talent Development, formally ASTD) is required by August 27, 2014, or five (5) business days prior. You may receive a full refund, minus a US$100 administrative fee, up to and including the 5th business day before the seminar. In lieu of a refund, you may elect to keep the credit from the cancellation on your account to use for another program or ATD product, however all credits must be used within one (1) year of the date of issuance. If you find that you cannot attend, and it is less than five (5) business days before the start of the conference, you may send a replacement, with written notice to ATD at customercare@astd.org. If you are unable to send a replacement, your registration fee will be forfeited to ATD.

TRANSFER POLICY: Participants may transfer their paid registration to another conference or program free of charge if prior to five (5) business days before the event. If the transfer request is less than five (5) business days before the start of the original program, a $50 transfer charge will be applied. Participant substitutions may be made at any time with written notification to ATD. Participant substitutions may be made at any time by the registrant or a representative of the organization that paid for the registration with written notification to ATD at customercare@astd.org.

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